Make a high-class Swedish cocktail at home in minutes.
Aquavits are popular swedish cocktails, which use of traditional Scandinavian flavours dill and caraway. The Aquavit restaurant, a highlight for Nordic food in New York City, makes a range of flavoured aquavits which they feature in the cocktails. Below are some highlights…
GRAPEFRUIT AND LEMONGRASS AQUAVIT
Combine peel from 1 grapefruit with vodka; steep for 3 weeks; add 1 stalk of lemongrass, lightly smashed and tied in a knot and steep 1 more week before straining.
FIG AND CARDAMOM AQUAVIT
Combine 8 dried and halved figs with vodka and steep for 3 weeks; add 4 toasted cardamom pods and steep 1 more week before straining.
Combine the peels of 4 fresh yuzu with vodka and steep for 4 weeks before straining.
PEACH AND ANISE AQUAVIT
Combine 2 peeled and sliced peaches with vodka and steep for 4 weeks; add 1 star anise and steep for 1 more week before straining.
Combine 15 lightly mashed mint leaves with vodka and steep for 24 hours before straining.
WHITE CRANBERRY AQUAVIT
Restaurant Aquavit’s signature spirit, made from a secret family recipe, is flavored with white cranberry and caraway.
AQNY Aquavit, $35 for a 750-ml. bottle at Park Avenue Liquor